Vanguard (Lagos)

30 January 2013

Nigeria: Special Fraud Unit Wants Ifeanyi Uba's N10 Billion Suit Dismissed

Lagos — THE Special Fraud Unit, SFU, of the Nigerian Police, Tuesday, asked a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, to dismiss a N10 billion suit by the Managing Director of Capital Oil and Gas Limited, Mr. Ifeanyi Ubah, to challenge his detention over alleged oil subsidy scam.

SFU, in a preliminary objection by its counsel, faulted the fundamental rights enforcement suit, describing same as an abuse of court process.

SFU told the court that police could not be restrained from carrying out its statutory duties as Ubah had sought to do with the case, contending the subject matter of the suit had been litigated upon by another court.

It also argued that Capital Oil had failed to satisfy the condition precedent to enjoying the rights prescribed under the human rights enforcement proceedings.

Ubah and his company are demanding against the Nigerian Police and others, N10 billion for his arrest and detention for 10 days.

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